BATON ROUGE, La. — The first time that John Bel Edwards was elected to lead Louisiana, his critics derided him as the “accidental governor.” In their view, he won in 2015 only because the Republican front-runner
Yet Edwards won, in large part, by also stressing his implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion in the state during his first term. Indeed, Edwards’s lead pollster, Zac McCrary, told
(CNN) — For the second time this month, Republican President Donald Trump failed to carry a Republican gubernatorial candidate across the finish line in a deep-red state. Last time, Kentucky was the stage.
For Trump himself, it gets worse. The president showed up shortly before the Kentucky race to mobilize voters, only to see incumbent Matt Bevin (R) lose. Trump showed up in Louisiana twice for Republican
Democrats celebrated last night after John Bel Edwards was re-elected as governor in Louisiana—justifiably so. Not only is Edwards the sole Democratic governor in the south, his opponent, businessman Rispone,
The House minority whip added that Trump’s support helped galvanize Republicans in the state to force a runoff. President Donald Trump doesn’t "look bad" after Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' narrow
The Deep South's only Democratic governor overcame a self-funding GOP opponent and two Trump visits in the final weeks of the race. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won reelection Saturday, the second victory